What is "harmony"?
Harmony is - similiar to a musical orchestra - the union of diversity to a balanced whole. The individuality of its parts is the building stone, and together the individuals make a harmonic whole, which leads to a well-sounding music piece.
How does one measure harmony?
Just as music is very subjective and dependent on individual taste (which can also change at any time), we understand harmony in this case as the sum of everyone's individual perspective. Everyone decides for themselves, on which level the music sounds good to their own ears.
What is the advantage of this new purpose?
At its core, the Harmonieinitiative is nothing new, but just substantiates what has always been a desire of community since the dawn of humanity. The initiative replaces the random weighing of criteria with the fundamental right of every individual, to choose the weighing for themselves.
Are their disadvantages?
There are basically none. From an objective point of view, there can be no disadvantages to harmonisation, since it simply looks at the "melodiousness of the music" from the perspective of every individual person. However, this new point of view might need some needed new definitions and changes to incompatible and out-of-date structures in the state and in our community, as well as our willingnis to integrate our personal music into the orchestra of the community in a harmonic way.
Are there similiar models?
Yes, since ... a similiar index (Gross Hapyness Index) is in use in Bhutan, which functions as orientation and helps the state to set goals in all areas. Their experiences are very promising and have certainly played a part in the inspiration of this citizeninitiative.
How much effort does it take?
In this age of technology it is possible to conduct the regular surveying of the people with relatively little effort. It is, for example, possible to create a safe access to a related survey online.